I'm going to have to blame this week's purchases completely on Anna Wight. (I mean, really, take a look at her blog...that girl could talk you into anything...she makes EVERYTHING look good!) Well she sent me a link to a discussion going on in the Dirty Dozen Alumni Forum over at Splitcoast. Those amazing gals had all just discovered Elzybells stamps. It's a new line from England that A Muse Artstamps is now distributing. I had resisted these stamps thus far but was pushed over the edge by a Dirty Girl blog challenge. Ten minutes into reading the discussion...and $50 later...I had placed my first order. And guess what? That was late Tuesday night and my new stamps arrived today, Friday! THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST STAMPS. They're just soooo sweet. I wanna sqeeze 'em! You can click here and go over to the Elzybells blog and place your order...you know you want some...resistance is futile!
I chose to use my adorable little 'Pucker Up' Elzybells stamp in conjunction with Stampin' Up!s Wintergreen designer series paper for Blogger's Challenge #18. I'll go way out on a limb here and suggest that this particular Stampin' Up! package of paper is their best EVER. The color combination of Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky is trendy and gorgeous. I can't get enough of it and there's not a bad sheet in the pack! (And you all know that has happened in the past with SU! papers - they're not usually on the cutting edge in the scrapbook paper department.) Note to self: I must remember to get some more before it possibly retires at the end of the year!
Oh, and another little update, I DID go on over to Michael's today and buy a whole bunch more of that craft seam binding. The colors are so great...I now have almost all of the available colors AND I bought a ribbon box to keep them in. Did you know you can use your coupons on Martha stuff now? BONUS!!!
I'm heading off to check out the other BC gals now...wonder what they did with their DSP this week? Don't miss them...the list is on the right.----->>>>
Supplies: Stamps - Pucker Up (E0009) and Beautiful Christmas (9-8276) from Elzybells and A Muse; CS - Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery from SU!; Ink - Black Versafine and various SU! dye inks for watercoloring; Other - Martha Stewart craft seam binding in Cloud, brads, Red Stickles, sponge, waterbrush.